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drumMUSTER conquers Fingal Valley

Published: 22-08-2013

drumMUSTER has a new home in the Fingal Valley after an arrangement was made with  local council last month.

Farmers looking to get rid of their empty agvet chemical containers can now use Avoca Transfer Station’s drumMUSTER, which is open Wednesdays and Sundays.

Tasmanian drumMUSTER Consultant Andrew Winkler said farmers no longer need to drive long distances to recycle their clean agvet chemical containers.

“In the past, farmers would have to drive an hour or more to Scamander or Campbell Town to drop of their drums,” he said. “Now there’s a site conveniently located in the Northern Midlands Council Region.”

Andrew said drumMUSTER has remained popular in the Valley thanks to the local Landcare group which has been pushing the recycling program to local growers.

“It’s great to see this kind of support from the local community who ultimately want to help their friends and neighbours do the right thing for their land,” he said.

More than 87,000 drums have been collected and recycled from the Northern Midlands Council region in the past decade.

That’s more than 81 tonnes of waste avoiding landfill and being recycled into new things like plastic bollards, wheelie bins and pipes.

Avoca Transfer Station is open Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm and Sundays 10am to 4.30pm. The station is located on Esk Main Road in Avoca.

Since 1999, drumMUSTER has collected more than 21 million drums nation-wide. That represents more than 26,000 tonnes of waste avoiding landfill.

For more information, contact Tasmanian drumMUSTER Consultant Andrew Winkler on 0405 633 410. For further information on the drumMUSTER program, call 1800 008 707 or log on to